Idea: Hopscotch Lotto. Why not design a special interactive Hopscotch that would encourage adults to exercise and sometimes to win prizes? For example, players would hop from one square to another (similar to numeric keypad principle) in order to create a winning sequence of digits. Here’s how it would work: let’s say the secret winning number consists of 16 digits, i.e. 4698001738372349. That means that each player should make 16 random jumps and if the sequence of numbers matches the winning number 4698001738372349, the player gets a reward. Locations: shopping malls, playgrounds, etc.
Many people do not care about recycling and throw plastics/cans/paper/glass into the same, general purpose, rubbish bin. If we would add a fun incentive to it, their behaviour could change! Monitor your recycling and compete with other people in your recycling bin/your district/your town. Each time a person comes to the recycling bin, he enters his code & password and in this way lets the system know it's him.
This device incentivizes drivers to stop at a stoplight by giving the first person in line a code they can call in to their local DMV and have a chance to win a lottery prize of "x" amount. The camera on top of the stoplight records the individual's license plate number. Drivers give their license plate number over the phone and confirm that they are the first driver in line and nobody else can call in and claim their lottery entry for them.
Submitted by Ryan McDermott
Everyone wants the best parking spot. Typically, the best spot is closest to the destination (the mall, the park, the school, the gym). This simple idea rewards those drivers who park furthest from the destination. They get protection from sunlight, rain or snow, keeping their car cool and dry. What's more, they get energy from the extra exercise and fresh air they receive walking to their destination. This canopy would span the back parking spaces of the parking lot. It could be used for advertising space for either the destination or for major marketers.
When was the last time anyone chose Walking instead of a Moving Walkway? I certainly can’t remember & anyways, who wants to walk that boring route. The Magic Slatewalk will change all that with a little Magic & Fun. The Slatewalk is basically the Magic slate(that amazing lo-fi toy when you were little) on a giant scale. This time you don’t need a stylus or even fingers, just let your feet or trolley do the drawing. Besides being a whole lot of fun, the exercise you get along with it makes it a combo you won’t want to miss! ‘Nuff Said.
The Doggy-Station is working like a vending machine. Throw the “disposal” in the bin on top and get a gift on the bottom.
Step 1: Grab a doggy do bag from the storage on the top, and clear the “little mess” like explained on info badge on the bag.
Step2: Throw the package in the bin, located in the middle of the machine. If successful a sound is played, like putting money in a Vegas slot machine.
Step3: Got rid of the package, the gift will be dropped out from the bottom of the machine. For example packed dog treats and the person who took care of the dog excrements can give to his pet.
Tracking in dirt, mud and water into public areas is potentially hazardous. However, wiping one's feet can diminish this problem. To encourage this simple act we have designed "DJ" This is a doormat that looks and feels just like any other boring doormat, yet it's fun and interactive for all! So, how could a doormat possibly be fun? It's simple: make that mat a mix board! When one rubs their feet on DJ (causing friction) it will "scratch" the music playing in the building just like a DJ would do in a club!
People tend to pass doormats in public entrances without actively cleaning their shoes. This is a problem, especially in winter, since the shoes are more dirty during the rainy season.
What would you do if a cigarette set afire a carpet? Extinguish it as fast as possible! We used this knee-jerk action to intensify the cleaning of shoe soles and give people a funny experience.
But the glow does not end. The cigarette butt is made of solid material, lit by a red LED and a thin column of smoke ascends from it. A surprise effect!
The Interactive Ashtray Stand tries to make the process of stumping the cigarette fun. Basically it has 2 major parts: a "stumping part", which is a resistant material to stump on (metal for example), but also a touchpad to control the screen, the second major part of the IAS. During stumping a program is actually used via the touchpad, which can be a drawing program like Paint, or a quiz, or a poll etc.
Submitted by Balázs Surján
Very simple: you want some electricity? Pedal! But attention, you do not create any electricity, fact of pedalling just acts as a switch (the bike is connected with a classic grip): if I pedal, the current crosses, i stop, the current stop. A coffee, music, my favorite serial: I pedal. Slowly, fast, profoundly, it is as I want. The sport is good for the health. Submitted by Gilles Bonifait.
Consistently communicate creatively simple & short water conservation messages'. Put up illustrations on water conservation on the ceiling of the hair-washing cubicle. When patrons/clients are reclining on the chair to get their hair washed, the illustration will be right in their vision. The sound and feel of the water on the head and the message above will engage the various senses of the person to make a sub-conscious impact. In those 3+ minutes of hair wash, the person will have 2 options – close eyes or see a beautiful & often funny illustration.
What is the matter? We would like people to recycle their cans. But how? The can crasher combines two things: the first one is a trash. When a can is put in, it follows a funny path and lands on a platform. The second thing is a punching device. Smash it with your hand hard enough to reach the top. If you do so, the bell rings and a heavy metal piece falls down and crashes your can! It can then be recycled. If you are not strong enough to make the bell rings, ask a friend or a man who is passing by! Everyone can take his chance to crash the cans!
Submitted by Morant Sebastien
People can be encouraged to do tough, good things by giving them appreciation for it. It's winter, cold, rainy and hard to get up in the morning. Even worse to get on a bike and start pedalling. Even though it's great exercise and an easy way of improving the environment. The solution to this problem is a private fan club that cheers you on when the obstacle seems to big. This could be done by installing sensors and speakers with cheering sounds along cycle paths. You will feel as if the wind was blowing in your back and like it's downhill all the time. Submitted by Maja Petersson
We need to clean and recycle at the sometime but first we need to do it from our houses. But is so boring to clean up your house so we need it to do it fun. We have a new way to clean and recycle fun and we now we are saving the earth.
Submitted by Cristina Chavez
Currently mobile electronics (like the wii remote) runs on batteries which are either used once and thrown out or they are rechargeable and create carbon emissions with each charge. On the other hand, humans are becoming lazier than ever before. By having a kinetically charged battery, it would never have to be thrown out, would never have to use carbon emitting electricity and would cause the human user of the wii to perform a decent level of exercise. The batteries would have the same dimensions as current AA batteries and would fit seamlessly into the Wiimote.
As there are bike stations in the street to encourage people to ride and help this way to
take care of their health and the planet, it will be “clown shoes stations”, where people
can come and put big clown shoes on their own shoes.
This simple action would make some positive change on the mood of their day.
Submitted by Rodolfo Orozco
You have a desk job and you are sitting all day long in a chair in front of the computer? We know a fast way to change that behavior. It’s called the elevator fun way. Take five and go celebrate a task you did well. Today you can use your break enjoying a couple of minutes of glory while taking the elevator. We are offering you an elevator fun way every working day. Saturdays and Sundays we are also climbing mountains. Take time for MORE FUN!
Submitted by Morris Joy & Dan
As you may already know, in some countries people don’t see an immediate benefit from recycling. Here I present to you the new Paper-Maker Machine that will allow people to recycle paper and obtain a recycled paper notepad in exchange! Feel the magic and let your children believe! The machine is made to look like it fabricates the notepad just right there. How it works? The machine has a weight scale that allow you to learn how paper much you are recycling. Depending on the weight range, the mechanism activates and gives you in exchange one model of notepad.